The Croydon runner-up of BBC show The Apprentice will be guest speaker at the town’s inaugural apprenticeship graduation ceremony next month.
Bianca Miller, who narrowly missed out to Mark Wright in scooping the £250,000 prize, will attend the Fairfield event on March 11 where the best apprentices will be honoured.
Ms Miller: “I’d always encourage anyone considering an apprenticeship to grab the opportunity with both hands and see what doors it will open for them.
“I’ve learnt from my experience of hiring apprentices what a valuable addition they can be to a business.
“More importantly the apprentice is able to gain a rewarding experience with an unrivalled on-the-job training opportunity, learning from experienced colleagues who are more than happy to share their knowledge and expertise.”
Focusing on advanced and higher apprentices, the ceremony will highlight the quality of apprenticeships as well as the progression opportunities available to former apprentices.
Council leader Tony Newman said: “I’m confident the ceremony will help engage employers and young people who may not have previously considered an apprenticeship, and highlight an apprenticeship’s quality and value.”
To book a place at the ceremony e-mail [email protected]
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